Photography by Dave Henniker.
Photography by Dave Henniker.

The Council and its advertising partner, JCDecaux, will shortly begin a programme to replace and improve advertising bus shelters in the city centre and key locations around the city. The replacement programme starts on week beginning 3 May on Princes Street through to 31 October 2015.

You can get more information and see an interactive map of the bus shelters being replaced and the dates work will take place on the Council’s website.

The works follow a carefully planned programme which covers due diligence, planning permission and safety. All works are registered and with approved traffic management in place.

Impact on traffic, bus users and businesses will kept to a minimum at all times. Replacement works will stop for the Festival period and start again in September.

Where required, temporary stops will be put in place and clearly marked. Temporary signage will also be in place to say why shelters are being removed.

Replacing an advertising bus shelter takes approximately two weeks to complete, depending on electrics and foundations. Please note the foundations can take up to seven days to complete and no other activity can take place on the site until the concrete foundation is cured.

This replacement programme is part of a wider ten-year partnership to revitalise public advertising, install well-designed and maintained street furniture and billboards that are funded by advertising. The partnership will also be exploring innovative solutions to other schemes, such as way-finding signage, which will benefit residents, visitors and local business.